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Golf Starters and Player Assistants

Job Details

Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Northbrook, IL
Part Time - Seasonal


The Northbrook Park District is now hiring on-course golf services staff for starter and player assistant positions at Heritage Oaks Golf Club.

Wage & Shift Information

$14.00 per hour 

This is an outdoor, seasonal position that requires approximately 12-24 hours of work per week including weekdays, weekend, evenings and holidays. Golf department employees also enjoy playing and practice privileges, discounts on golf merchandise and at Acorn Grill + Terrace.


Northbrook Park District employees are eligible for Recreation Benefits usage, which includes discounted and/or complimentary services, a Retirement Savings Option, and an Employee Referral program.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide exceptional customer service and an excellent player experience for all guests
  • Ensure guests understand and adhere to golf club rules, maintain tee time intervals and ensure proper pace-of-play on the course. 
  • Proactively communicate with guests, with a customer-first mindset.
  • Maintain open communication of tee time status and on-course play with golf shop and other on-course staff (starters, player assistants, bag drop).
  • Starters will verify appropriate payment for green fees, golf cars, and push carts.
  • Starters will keep accurate records for golf car rentals and start and finish times; continually report tee time status to golf shop and on-course player assistants.
  • Ensure the course looks presentable at all times; uphold proper presentation of the first tee box and surrounding area, golf course signage and golf car traffic restrictions; pick-up and discard debris left on course.


General knowledge of the game of golf, golf terminology, etiquette, and equipment along with a general interest in the game of golf. Must have an ability to provide positive customer service and communicate effectively with all guests. Have a valid Illinois driver’s license in order to safety operate a golf car. Must be able to efficiently maintain organized on-course play. 

Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Required to sit, stand, bend, walk, talk, see, hear and climb stairs; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.